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Missouri bill would require students to pass civics exam

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 11:20am

A House committee has approved a bill that would require Missouri high school students to pass a civics exam similar to the U.S. naturalization test in order to graduate.

UW-Milwaukee preps for Democratic presidential debate

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 11:20am

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee planners, grounds crew and students have been putting in some long days to make sure everything is set for this week's Democratic presidential debate.

Delaware governor signs resolution apologizing for slavery

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 11:20am

Gov. Jack Markell has signed a resolution apologizing for Delaware's role in slavery and wrongs committed against black people during the Jim Crow era.

The Latest: Official: Father of slain baby is gang member

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 11:20am

The Latest on the shooting death of a 1-year-old girl in Compton, California (all times local):

Kansas cancer survivors support tanning booth ban for teens

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 11:10am

Skin cancer survivors and a dozen like-minded organizations have testified in support of a bill that would ban tanning beds to those younger than 18 years old.

Idaho panel backs measure requiring campaign finance reports

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 11:10am

A Legislative panel has introduced a measure that would require all Idaho state candidates and people pushing ballot initiatives to file campaign finance reports.

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Hawaii's big wave surf competition called off

Caleb Jones, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 11:06am

Hawaii's big wave surf competition was called off early Wednesday when the 40-foot swells predicted failed to materialize, event spokeswoman Jodi Wilmott said.

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AP Source: Christie expected to end 2016 White House bid

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 11:02am

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie suspended his campaign for the Republican nomination for president after failing to break out from a field in which non-traditional candidates are making strides.

Man gets 2 to 10 years in prison for fatal roadside beating

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 11:00am

An Idaho Falls man has been sentenced to up to 10 years in prison for the fatal roadside beating of another man.

2 students stop bus after driver has medical emergency

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 11:00am

Two students were able to bring their school bus to a stop on Wednesday morning after their driver apparently suffered a medical emergency.

Data: Preventable ER visits cost about $90 million a year

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 11:00am

A state agency says a new report shows potentially preventable emergency room visits cost Rhode Islanders about $90 million a year.

Man arrested in decapitation of his grandmother, her husband

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 11:00am

Oklahoma City police have arrested a man in the shooting and decapitation of his grandmother and her husband.

Alabama health agency confirms first Zika case in state

Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 10:51am

A north Alabama resident who recently traveled to Latin America has been diagnosed with the state's first confirmed case of the Zika virus, and a few others are being tested, health officials said Wednesday.

Heating unit fire closes of West Columbia high school

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 10:51am

A high school in West Columbia closed for the day after a fire starting in a heating and air conditioning unit on top of one of its buildings.

School board: Basketball team can play during hazing probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 10:50am

A western Pennsylvania high school basketball team can play while police investigate alleged hazing-related assaults over the last decade, a school board decided.

Police: Good Samaritan with gun helps officer being attacked

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 10:40am

Police in suburban Philadelphia say a good Samaritan with a gun helped an officer who was being attacked by a group of teens.

Police: Suspect, 3 victims wounded after high school game

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 10:32am

A suspect shot and wounded three people, including two students, after a high school basketball game in western Michigan before a sheriff's deputy shot and wounded him, authorities said.

Woman imprisoned in girl's running death on life support

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 10:31am

An Alabama woman serving life without parole in her granddaughter's running death is on life support after a possible heart attack.

Lawmakers to vote on WIAA open records laws

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 10:30am

An Assembly committee is slated to vote Wednesday on a bill that would subject Wisconsin's high school athletics association to open records and meetings laws.